Radio and television broadcasting to Cuba: U.S. communication policy and the International First Amendment

By Tim Gallimore - 2008

This paper examines the international legal, regulatory, and policy questions raised by U.S. government broadcasting over Radio and TV Marti. The paper also argues that the U.S. broadcasts to Cuba are the latest in America's attempt to establish a type of international First Amendment using Article 19 of the UN Declaration of Human Rights. The U.S. attempt to use Article 19 to justify broadcasting to Cuba is based on that part of the international legal framework which has least support from the world community. Justification for the broadcasts is even more tenuous because they violate the legally binding and more widely accepted regulations of the International Telecommunications Union. Gazette 52 (1993).

By Tim Gallimore| 2008
Categories:  Communication Policy


Communication rights enable all people everywhere to express themselves individually and collectively by all means of communication. They are vital to full participation in society and are, therefore, universal human rights belonging to every man, woman, and child.


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